Mary Wafer has collaborated with David Krut Workshop (DKW) since 2005 on monotypes and etchings, which convey psychologically isolated spaces to explore modes of structural exclusion in South Africa – past and present. Wafer’s minimalist approach to referencing peripheral structures, such as freeways and bridges, characterise her language of visual critique. For Wafer, “the slightest suggestion of an extended space can be enough information to grasp the image and its underlying social commentary.”
Spots was printed using a variety of drypoint tools and burnishing. It is an edition of fifteen prints, hand-painted by the artist with watercolours and conceptually precedes works such as Glare.